PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UH Parma Medical Center

Founded in 1961, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center is a 332-bed acute care, teaching facility located in Cleveland's largest suburb, Parma. UH Parma Medical Center is part of University Hospitals, one of the nation's leading health care systems, providing high-quality, patient-centered medical care at locations throughout Northeast Ohio.

UH Parma Medical Center is committed to providing personalized health care in a friendly, healing environment, offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 specialties. UH Parma Medical Center includes a nine-floor acute care hospital, four medical buildings and several satellite facilities. In line with UH’s mission To Heal. To Teach. To Discover., UH Parma Medical Center hosts a medical residency training program for internal medicine and family practice.

Pharmacy Services

The UH Parma Medical Center Department of Pharmacy operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide a full range of pharmacy services including medication dispensing, distribution, sterile product preparation, drug information and monitoring of drug therapy. The pharmacy department services approximately 224 inpatient beds, a 39-bed emergency department (adult and pediatric), anticoagulation clinic, UH Seidman Cancer Center and hospice program. An electronic medical record supports computerized physician order entry, and automated dispensing cabinets are utilized for medication storage and drug distribution.

Pharmacy Residency Purpose

The UH Parma Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency will graduate highly skilled pharmacists with the experience and tools necessary to provide evidence-based, patient-centered, quality care. Program graduates will be competent and compassionate members of the interdisciplinary health care team, exhibiting a high level of professionalism while contributing to the pharmacy profession.

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists who are responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy training.

General Information

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Starting date: late June
  • Interview required: Yes
  • Practice setting: Community teaching hospital
  • Total beds: 332

Program Benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental coverage
  • Paid time off
  • Estimated stipend: $47,500
  • Free parking
  • Dedicated work space and computer
  • Reduced professional membership fees
  • Reduced meeting registration fees
  • Travel allowance:
    • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference
    • Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy

Residency Experience Opportunities:

  • Orientation
  • Pharmacy operations
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Ambulatory care
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacy administration
  • Teaching certificate through NEOMED
  • Lean Six Sigma certification
  • Infectious diseases / Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Critical care
  • Student precepting
  • Community outreach
  • Staffing every third weekend plus evening requirement
  • Other learning opportunities arranged based on individual resident’s interest are available

Residency Program Application:

Graduates of accredited Colleges of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio may submit the following materials via PhORCAS to the program director for consideration of residency program admission:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Official college transcripts

Contact Information

To learn more about the UH Parma Medical Center PGY1 pharmacy residency, please contact:

James Reissig, PharmD, MS, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director
University Hospitals Parma Medical Center
7007 Powers Boulevard
Parma, Ohio 44129

Example Schedule

Sample schedule for Pharmacy Residency at UH Parma Medical Center